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Arena Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #202 of 916 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location - Minutes walk from Blue Mosque. Grocery store nearby. Can walk to Grand Bazar and Spice Market. Room- Stayed in suite for family of four. Decorated and arranged nicely with with Turkish style. Like the little patio. Rooms are cleaned daily. Staff - Very friendly. We were greeted with a welcome drink. Helped on local information and booked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our week-long stay at Arena Hotel was the beginning of our nearly month long honeymoon. When we entered our room, we were presented with a bottle of Champagne, a big beautiful bouquet of flowers, chocolates, and a fresh selection of fruits (thank you Naz!!!) It was the perfect boutique hotel in an excellent location. We were literally a 5 minute... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is 2 minutes away from the Blue Mosque! We stayed there for 4 nights and we had a great time! The breakfast had a big variety of food and the staff of the hotel was very helpful. They also helped us arranged our trip to Bosporus. We stayed at the economy room that had no view but that... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear IoannaKyr, Thank you very much for taking the time to share about Arena Hotel. We are very glad about your review that you enjoyed the breakfast and the service the staff provided. The reservation department always provides the detailed info about the room before the guests choose a type. Thank you very much for mentioning about it. Hope to... More

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is perfectly located only a short walk from the Blue Mosque and restaurant district in Sultanahmet. The rooms are spacious and comfortably fitted out in the traditional Turkish style. The staff were very welcoming and helpful at all times.

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wooditch, Thank you very much for taking the time to share about Arena Hotel. My team and I, we appreciate your candid and brief review and are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. It will be a pleasure to welcome you again at Arena Hotel.. Warmest regards to Perth, Naz Küçükserim More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early in the morning to a friendly welcome, nice breakfast and rooms ready. This hotel is in a great location and easy walking to the main tourist sites. There is a corner food shop just up the street for snacks and other restaurants close by. The staff are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The two rooms we had... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MitzyNewZealand, Thank you very much for taking the time to share about your experience in Arena Hotel. Arena hotel is a small hotel with a big heart. My team's vision is to make the guests feel like at home with the candid service they try to provide. We appreciate your comment in which you mentioned about the welcoming and... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised to find this lovely quaint hotel right in the middle of the points of interest. The staff were kind and helpful. The room was beautifully decorated although the bed was a little hard. A lovely breakfast was included and entertainment in the restaurant on certain evenings was a treat. We had an enjoyable stay. DEG

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Diana G, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your stay in Arena Hotel. We are very happy to read your review, that you truly enjoyed your stay and met your expectations. Thank you very much for your recognition and distinction. We will be very happy to welcome you again in future. Best regards to... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a stop over in Istanbul for 2 nights. The room was clean and average size. Good location, walking distance to visit blue mosque, hagia sofia, restaurants, and markets. Very well welcomed. But neighbors downstairs talking till 2 am, were a bit annoyed... Overall it was ok.

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Julieheral, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. My team and I are very happy to hear about your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again on a future visit. Warm regards, Naz Küçükserim More

Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great hotel in an excellent location. very friendly staff and very helpful. great complimentary breakfast. would highly recommend the arena . the rooms tipify the Turkish experience. the decor is ecclectic and the hotel has a homey feel to it.

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michel S, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. My team and I are very happy to hear about your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again on a future visit. Warmest regards to Canada, Naz Küçükserim More

Tirgoviste
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have spent in Arena hotel 3 nights, in a beautiful Queen suite room, that faced to the Sokollu Mosque. The room is spacious for a Sultanahmet’s hotel. We have arrived just before noon and we were immediately checked in. From the pictures we seen on internet they have other types of Queen suite room, more spacious, but ours was... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Traveler200782, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. My team and I are very happy to hear you throughly enjoyed your experience with us. Many thanks for recognizing our dedication which is indeed the crux of our service philosophy. When your travels... More

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, wonderful staff, nice rooms, good breakfast buffet. The hotel is walking distance to the blue mosque and other sights. There is free wifi but it doesn't work in all the rooms so you may need to go to the lobby to use your electronic devices.

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear allenB, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. My team and I are very happy to hear about your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again on a future visit. Warm regards, Naz Küçükserim More

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Address: Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Arena Hotel 4*
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Arena Otel; 19. yüzyıldan kalma, büyüleyici Osmanlı taş binası ve kendine has tarzı ile sizleri karşılıyor. Otelin sahibi, doğduğu konağı 1998 yılında otele çevirmiştir. Bu sebepten dolayı, konaklamanız boyunca otel çalışanları tarafından ideal Türk misafirperverliğini bizzat tadıp, her bir bireye gösterilen özel ve benzersiz ilgiye tanık olacaksınız. Özellikle yazın, otele giriş sırasında misafirleri ferahlatmak adına, misafirlerimiz soğuk kolonya ikramı ile karşılanıyorlar. Pasaport işleri ve bilgi dolum formları ile sizi bir karmaşaya sokmak yerine, adeta bir Türk evine misafirliğe gitmişsiniz hissi ile çay/kahve ikramı ve ev yapımı kurabiye ve kek çeşitleri büfesine yönlendiriliyorsunuz. Odalar eski İstanbul mimarisi karakteri, zengin ve zarif dekoru ile ziyaretçilerine konforlu ve ferah bir konaklama sağlıyor. Samimi havası ve yardımsever personeli ile Arena Otel misafirlerine evden uzakta ev rahatlığını ve keyifli bir konaklamayı garanti ediyor. ... more   less 
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